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Winter Weekday Weddings the New Trend as Strapless Dresses and Lounge Suits Also Break with Tradition
Guildford, 18th November 2011. More and more couples are choosing to marry out of season, according to Loseley Park, the UK Top Ten wedding venue, as voted by viewers of Sky’s Wedding Channel.
And with a further break from tradition, couples are marrying during the week in a radical departure from Fridays and the weekend.
“We’re finding that people are markedly more open to getting married on, say, a Thursday in February,” says Michael More-Molyneux, owner of Loseley Park, which holds more than 80 weddings a year. “It’s definitely a growing trend and it’s partly because conventional timing seems less important nowadays, and partly down to price.
“A Monday-Thursday wedding here in January, February and March costs five times less than a Saturday ceremony in the high season from May till the end of September.
“You may not be getting warm sunshine (or rain!) and the garden, but you are getting The Great Hall, roaring fires, candlelight and mulled wine. People also love the Christmas decorations and tree, which add to the festive spirit.”
Another attraction of winter weddings is the long-haul honeymoon to escape to the sun.
Timing is not the only tradition which is changing, says fashion expert Sam Neville, founder and owner of Mamfii Bridal, the Surrey experts, who organise the catwalk shows at Loseley’s Wedding Fairs.
Fashions in clothing are changing along with the traditional days and seasons for weddings. “Today women are more adventurous and daring,” says Sam, “so the strapless look is acceptable even in Church. And in the winter the style’s just the same but with a fur shrug and thermals!
“Traditional clothes are more pomp and circumstance, but the whole move is towards greater informality. Only half the grooms wear morning coats now, as normal suits are more relaxed, and quite a lot of brides like to be more modern.”
For more information please visit www.loseleypark.co.uk/weddings or call (01483) 405 126.
Mamfii Bridal is at www.mamfiibridal.co.uk and Tel. (01483) 275 480.
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